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Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:30 pm
by scimjim
We all know how thin the metal is below the fuse/relay boxes, so we're exploring the idea of making replacements out of alloy (stainless takes ages to machine and is far more expensive).

First prototype was made today - and is 95% there, just a few bend radii to adjust due to the thicker material etc.

price is undecided - apart from setting up the machine, there is a surprising amount of manual work to carry out - initial cutting, bending & deburring.

more to follow between real jobs :D

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:51 pm
by Roger Pennington
Looks good so far! :D

....Roger

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:38 pm
by JohnMorris
Looks good. I'm interested.

John

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:42 pm
by Gemini Bob
Thats what I like to see people geting excited over stainless accessories :wink:

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:29 pm
by pauluspaolo
Cool looking bit of kit - shame it'll be almost invisible when fitted :roll: I could be tempted to buy one (depending on price) as mine looks like it's been at the bottom of the English channel for the last 25 years! :)

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:43 pm
by scimjim
yes - 2 of my spares were rotten and the ones that are fitted aren't brilliant. This should be a fit and forget item and I hope to get the cost to members down to about £25

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:48 pm
by steve bryant
i dont know your costings over there but lazer/water jet cut would definetly save you a lot in labour time, and they are pretty damn consistant. just a thought.

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:03 pm
by scimjim
the cutting is the easy bit Steve (it's done on a CNC miller and we're not paying for that part - but don't tell anybody :D ) but there's no easy way to do the bending etc.

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:08 pm
by steve bryant
while your on trhe subject of bending and prices, we have been making rollers for a company that produces car window frames [remember the discussion on cost of the SS1/SABRE frames].there is a set of 60 rollers per shaped channel then there is also the machine that puts the curve on the frame, i have not seen the machine but i am told that you put in a strip of steel in at one end and it comes out the other bent up into an H shape, [its much too wide for the SS1/SABRE frames im afraid]
maybe the next machine for Nath to buy :)

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:37 pm
by chats371
Count me in as another interested party.

Chats

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:11 pm
by Moschops
Don't forget me!

Will they come with a manufacturer's serial number carved into them? :)

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:37 pm
by scimjim
ok - four plates ready and primed.
final 01.JPG
There are four interested parties in this thread that get first refusal, any others just add your name below :D

Price is £25 plus £5 P&P to members, £30 plus £5 P&P to non-members. This is a fit an forget replacement, they're alloy, so won't rust.

Holes for the black holders are pre-drilled, the four to secure to the car are pilot drilled and will require opening up.

The eagle eyed amongst you may have counted five in the picture above - there is a fifth available at a £5 discount - if you look at the top right hand corner of the photo below, you may notice a random hole :oops:
final 02.JPG
If you require any assistance in fitting, please let me know, in all cases please make sure you disconnect the battery first

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 6:52 pm
by scimjim
Just to clarify, I counted these ase expressions of interest:
JohnMorris wrote:Looks good. I'm interested.

John
pauluspaolo wrote:Cool looking bit of kit - shame it'll be almost invisible when fitted :roll: I could be tempted to buy one (depending on price) as mine looks like it's been at the bottom of the English channel for the last 25 years! :)
chats371 wrote:Count me in as another interested party.

Chats
Moschops wrote:Don't forget me!

Will they come with a manufacturer's serial number carved into them? :)
please let me know if you are still interested - I hope to have four more next week but no promises.

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:00 pm
by JohnMorris
Jim

I definitely want one but I am not in a hurry as mine is very rusty but sound. As long as I get one I can wait for another batch. I leave that up to you. Second point; do you want a cheque or shall I send cash (a bit risky but I have done it before without problems). Third point you need to send me your address in order for me to pay.

Regards

John

Re: Fuse & relay boxes - base plate

Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:04 pm
by scimjim
PM sent John